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Luke 22:63-65 He Endured It All

He endured it for my sake

Jesus will endure many instances of mocking and abuse during this long ordeal. Luke brings us an account of the soldiers’ treatment of Jesus while He is enduring His first trial. Matthew tells us of Jesus being mocked and beaten by the Roman soldiers later on. John will bring us one specific incident where Jesus actually speaks back to His abuser, but we’ll get to that one later.

Luke shares with us the abuse Jesus suffered at the hands of His own countrymen; the temple guards. These men were under the authority of the Sanhedrin and we know their plans for Jesus. They wanted Him dead. So there were no restrictions put on His captors to treat Him fairly.

Jesus could have stopped it all with a single word, but He didn’t. He stood silent as they hit Him and spit on Him. When they mocked Him by blindfolding Him and telling Him to prophesy He refused to rise to the bait. He easily could have answered their taunts and then some. He knew everything about them, but He remained silent. Not out of necessity but out of obedience. Read more »